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Safeguarding in the community

Support for Young People:

Reading Well for Teens  This booklist is targeted at teenagers (13-18) and includes self-help techniques, personal stories, graphic books, fiction and a selection of supporting digital resources. Hard copies and online versions of these books are available from Blackburn Libraries service. Blackburn Central Library | Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Support for adults:

  • BwD Adult Learning provide training to help individuals and families on a range of wellbeing and mental health courses. Including Mental Health First Aid.
  • Flourishing Minds Lancashire Mind provide the following range of mental health and wellbeing services to ALL residents 18+:
  • Wellbeing Workshops (One off workshops on topics including Five Ways to Wellbeing and stress management.)

Wellbeing Groups (Completed over 6 weeks, covering topics such as low mood, anxiety, stress, sleep and worry management.)

1-to-1 Wellbeing Coaching (Work with a Wellbeing Coach over 6 sessions, to identify the challenges you are facing and look at ways to overcome them.)

To find out more contact: The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037

NHS MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE: If you need urgent help as you are in mental health distress, and you are over 16 you can call 0800 953 0110 - 24 hours, seven days a week

NHS Wellbeing Helpline & Texting Service: staffed by volunteers and those with lived experience, offers emotional support – ring if you want to chat about your mental health or are lonely etc. It can be contacted on 0800 915 4640 or by texting ‘Hello’ to 07860 022846.

Digital Parenting Pro | Parental Controls Guide | Vodafone UK – Help your family stay safe with the Digital Parenting website.

Trust House Provide specialist support services to women, men and children affected by rape and sexual abuse. They can also support the family. 01772 825288